In case you missed it, Grant Starrett for Congress raised $504,000 in the first week of the campaign.
This total is more than Congressman DesJarlais raised for the entire 2014 primary and more than DesJarlais's 2014 top challenger raised in his first fundraising quarter.
Young challenger to Scott DesJarlais starting campaign with $500,000
Chattanooga Times Free Press
April 9, 2015
One week after his campaign announcement, Republican Grant Starrett's 4th Congressional District effort is sitting on 'over $504,000,' including $250,000 the Murfreesboro attorney kicked in, according to Starrett's finance consultant.
In a memo to Starrett campaign finance chairman Lee Beaman, a Nashville auto dealership owner and prominent conservative, finance consultant Taylor Ferrell said Starrett is in a "strong financial position and is well on its way to having the necessary resources needed to spread Grant's pro-constitution, pro-taxpayer message throughout the Fourth Congressional District."
Starrett last week announced he is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., in the 2016 GOP primary. DesJarlais survived a 2014 primary challenge from state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, by just 38 votes, and was re-elected.
Ferrell said the 'total adds to the strong momentum following Grant's announcement last week and the endorsements from Erick Erickson of RedState and other conservative bloggers.'"